Those Who Leave Off The Maghrib Prayer in Congregation Due to Breaking the Fast:

The Noble scholar Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan  (may Allah preserve him) said: “Here, there’s a matter which is a must that attention brought to, and it is that some of the people sit at the table where a person’s fast is broken, have dinner and leave off praying Maghrib in congregation in the Masjid. As a result of that, the person commits a great mistake, and it is staying back from  praying (the Maghrib) in congregation in the Masjid. He causes himself to miss out on a magnificent reward and subjects himself to the punishment (of Allah). That which is legislated for the person fasting is that he first breaks his fast, then he goes (to the Masjid) for the prayer, then afterwards he has his dinner.” [Mulakh-khas al-Fiqhee V. 1 Pg. 381]

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah

  •  تنبيـه : الذين يتركـون صـلاة المغـرب مع الجماعـة بسبـب الإفطـار              قال العلامة الشيخ صالح الفوزان حفظه الله :
    وهنا أمر يجب التنبيه عليه، وهو أن بعض الناس قد يجلس على مائدة إفطاره ويتعشى ويترك صلاة المغرب مع الجماعة في المسجد، فيرتكب بذلك خطأً عظيماً، وهو التأخر عن الجماعة في المسجد، ويفوت على نفسه ثواباً عظيماً، ويعرضها للعقوبة، والمشروع للصائم أن يفطر أولاً، ثم يذهب للصلاة، ثم يتعشى بعد ذلك. الملخص الفقهي  ١/ ٣٨١